Signpost – Useful details and numbers

My Life My Care

A wealth of information and advice about care and support for adults including financial help and advice, planning for your future and Dorset carers hub.

Live Well Dorset

A free service for people living in Dorset to access Health and Wellbeing information, advice, support and signpost into stopping smoking, increasing physical activity, weight management and alcohol reduction

Tel: 0800 8401628

Steps to Wellbeing

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).


A new service that is for young people 11-18 year olds, it is free and anonymous and is called KOOTH. Young people can contact them online and receive advice, support, counselling and guidance on any matters that are causing young people concern. This service has been commissioned by Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group. They are available 365 days of the year and you can chat to them online until 10pm. Do take a look, they are all qualified counsellors or phsycotherapist.


A Drug and Alcohol Services offers support to those over 18 who wish to address their drug and alcohol use.

0800 043 4656

Dining Club

Albert’s Dining Club is a lunch club for older people. Diners are provided with a two course, home cooked meal with tea and coffee for a reasonable charge.

They are now expanding the service and can deliver a freshly cooked hot meal to your home for £6 each.

Help for Mental Health North Dorset

Help for mental health north dorset website, offers support, advice and a wealth of knowledge to people living in and around north dorset.

CRISIS number 0800 652 0190

Minor Injury Units and A & E

Useful Telephone Numbers

Casualty Departments

Yeovil Hospital01935 475122
Dorset County Hospital01305 251150
Poole Hospital01202 665511
Salisbury Hospital01722 336262
Dorset Social Services Emergency01202 657279
Westminster Memorial Hospital01747 851535
Westminster (Minor Injuries Unit)01747 475251


Boots Chemist Shaftesbury01747 852471
Boots Chemist Sturminster Newton01258 472426
Lloyds Chemist Shaftesbury01747 852086
Marnhull Pharmacy01258 820352

Walk-in centres

NHS Walk in Centre Middle St, Yeovil01935 709269
Avon Approach, Salisbury01722 331191